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General Chat Thread, New phone needed, urgently! in General; As sad as it sounds, I cant seem to function without my phone. My S3 now randomly freezes on the ...
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    New phone needed, urgently!

    As sad as it sounds, I cant seem to function without my phone.

    My S3 now randomly freezes on the alarm, texting, play store. I have factory reset, reimaged et al and it keeps doing it. Randomly and most often, frequently.

    Anyway, I am in need of a phone tomorrow of equal or better spec than my S3. I would love to get a Nexus 5 but I cant wait 2-3 weeks.

    Any recommendations? Or anyone selling anything I can use? (Must be android)

    Thanks

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    Can you not pick up a Nexus 5 from a phone shop?

    If you are just popping your sim card into the phone it should just be the handset price. If its more expensive then on play store, haggle them down.

    I did that for the Nexus 4.

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    Depending on when you got it you could have a next day replacemen from samsung under warranty...

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    Samsung halts shambolic Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update | CNET UK

    Saw this last week - did you get the update?

    Root the bugger and install a more stable distro..

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    I have had cyanogenmod since day one, unfortunately this is hardware I think.

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    You looked at the Motorola moto g? Seems like a good budget option.
    BTW I take it the phone is no longer under warranty? Get 2 years with samsung usually
    Last edited by yugo; 27th November 2013 at 11:41 AM.

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    Just checked, its less than a year old. Seems longer, Brucey!

    Now to reset the flash counter and add the original firmware

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    S4

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    I'm looking at upgrades atm - used HTC Androids for a few years now, so would only consider the HTC One, or tempted to look at the HTC One Max monster...

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    Galaxy note 3! Pairing it with gear watch for inspector gadget-esc amusement

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Just checked, its less than a year old. Seems longer, Brucey!

    Now to reset the flash counter and add the original firmware
    My thinking exactly

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    I may do the same, had nothing but problems since the latest update. Does anyone know who or where I'd have to contact for a replacement??

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    iPhone.... you know it makes sense! (only cos no one has mentioned it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    iPhone.... you know it makes sense! (only cos no one has mentioned it)
    I have had several iPhones before my S3, never again, unless they pull a blinder with something new.

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    only if you could wait a extra day as o2 are doing a contract deal that includes a ps4



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